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Lot 1506
Japan, Highly comprehensive, mostly mint collection, 1875-1994, mounted in two Minkus albums plus additional material on loose pages; a spectacular Koban-to-modern run, with only a handful of items needed for completion; the collector was a stickler for detail, so nearly all items are identified by Scott number with the gum condition noted (!); note such desirable and sought-after items as #85-86, 87-90, 152-154, 179-187, 212-213, 222 (never hinged), 234, 255, 257-275, 276-279, National Parks singles and sheets complete (#306a reduced, most sheets with original folders); a specialized Second Showa holding with paper, color and perforation varieties; full panes of 30 #403 and 406; #378a, 385a (2), 422a, 423, 436 (lightly hinged), 456, 457, 479a, 480-497, 498a (2, including a shade variety), 521A-521B, 522, 522a (2, one mint, one cancelled), 551a, 580a-580b, 609, B1-B3, B11 (2), C1-C2, C3-C7 and much, much more; loose album pages include Occupations, booklets, some picture post cards with commemorative cancels, a Ryukyus collection including First Printing #1-7, 16, 16a and 16b, plus many other items of interest; generally fresh and clean, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, an excellent collection to complete and bring up to date.
Estimate HK$ 22,000 - 28,000.
Realized HK$26,000.
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Lot 1507
Japan, Extensive stock of thousands, from Cherry Blossom issue onward, in four boxes of Scott-numbered glassines; strong Kobans, mostly used, and ideal for the cancel collector; through about WWII, items are mixed mint and used, with most material afterwards mint; note singles and multiples used, mint inscription blocks of the First Showa series, etc., with solid but not overwhelming duplication throughout; one box entirely Japanese Occupation issues, from across China, the Philippines, Manchukuo, Ryukyus, North Borneo, Malayan States, etc.; our spot check turned up most mint being never hinged (including earlier issues), but expect everything from pristine gum to no gum (the latter doubtful), Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, a grand unpicked old-time stash.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 1508
Japan, Mint and used collection, 1883-2001, housed in two Scott Specialty albums; overwhelmingly mint, with used among the earlier issues; the mint with many issues complete, including 1923 Earthquake Emergency issue, 1927 50th Anniversary of Joining U.P.U., 1936 Kwangtung Anniversary issue, 1937 Empress Jingo 5 yen (regummed), 1938 14s coil, 1938-56 National Park issues, 1946-47 definitives with 50y and 100y both imperforate and perf 13, 1946 75th Anniversary of Postal Service souvenir sheet, 1947 Tokyo Exhibition 1.20y souvenir sheet, 1948 Philatelic Week 5y sheet of 5, 1949 Children's Exhibition souvenir sheet, 1949-52 Famous People, 1950 New Year souvenir sheet, 1950 National Athletic Meeting 8y block of four, 1951 Scenic Spots, and basically complete thereafter (except for National Park miniature sheets), Fine to Very Fine, a nice collection.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 1509
Japan, Enticing stock of souvenir sheets, 1938-72, several dozens in glassines or plastic pages, ready for stocking and selling; generally fresh, clean and, from our spot checks, never hinged (or without gum as issued), though the occasional condition issue creeps in; note various New Year and National Park issues (some of the latter with original folders), plus Expos and commemorative issues, including #283a (3, all appear never hinged), 288a (2, never hinged), 385a (never hinged), 422a (2, 1 lightly hinged, one appears never hinged), 423, 453a, 456 (never hinged), 580a, etc., up to 1972 Sapporo Olympics issue; note a few earlier or later stamp issues (including a full pane of 20 of #214), and even a page from a tourist "stamp album", Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, a must-view lot; imaged online.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1510
Japan, Outstanding collection of plated Wada Dragon forgeries, 246 in total, of both imperforate and perforated issues, cancelled and uncancelled; includes three rare varieties: 100mon, Plate A, State I, Position 3 without sanko; 5s, Plate A, State II, Position 3 uncancelled; and 5s, Plate A, State I, Position 2 uncancelled; fresh and sound throughout, Very Fine, a lovely compilation; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 1511
Japan, Small mint collection, 1934-40, mounted on Scott "Vintage Reproduction" pages, complete less a couple Mt. Fuji & Deer values; with many issues complete, including 1934 30th Anniversary of Japanese Administration of Kwantung, 1937 Tazawa 1y, 1938-39 14s coil, and 1938-40 National Parks souvenir sheets (5), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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